State of Being album released & UK/EU tour commences on 27th March
Canadian metal powerhouse IMONOLITH have unveiled their fourth single ‘Becoming the Enemy’, featuring Johannes Eckerström, from their highly anticipated debut album State of Being, due out 27th March.
Premiered via Heavy Consequence, check out ‘Becoming the Enemy’ here: https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/03/imonolith-becoming-the-enemy-avatar-johannes-eckerstrom/
“’Becoming the Enemy’ is a song about becoming your own worst enemy,” says drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen. “All of us have done it at some point of our lives. The point of the song lyrically is to learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them over and over.”
The lyric video for ‘Becoming the Enemy’ features a character called “The Sickness,” who reprises his role from the ‘Instinct’ video, released in January.
“We continue the theme we started in ‘Instinct,’”RVP explains. “The theme of our album ‘State of Being’ is about how people deal with various states of being throughout their lives. We thought having ‘The Sickness’ appear in a couple videos would help tie everything together and tell a visual story to go along with the album as a whole.”
The forthcoming full-length State of Being features 10 hook-laden, riff-heavy tracks including ‘Hollow,’ the debut single that made big waves for IMONOLITH straight out of the gate, racking up 216K Spotify streams in 2019. Having spent much of 2019 writing, arranging, recording and fine-tuning State of Being, the band worked incredibly hard to achieve their goal – to make an engaging heavy metal album. With the release of the three singles thus far, IMONOLITH has begun receiving worldwide praise that has garnered them a massive number of streams and attention from the media and fans alike.
Check out ‘Instinct’ and ‘Dig’ here:
IMONOLITH will kick off their first ever headline UK/European tour, beginning the same day as the album’s release.
Mar 27: Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Mar 29: Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Mar 30: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Mar 31: Bristol, UK – Exchange
Apr 1: London, UK – Underworld
Apr 2: Bree, BE – Ragnarok
Apr 4: Copenhagen, DK – High Voltage
Apr 5: Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
Apr 6: Oslo, NO – John Dee
Apr 8: Mainz, DE – Schon Schon
Apr 9: Turin, IT – Blah-Blah
Apr 10: Como, IT – Centrale Rock Pub
Apr 11: Verona, IT – The Factory
Apr 12: Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse Bar
Apr 13: Ljubljana, SL – Orto Bar
Apr 14: Zagreb, HR – Hard Place
Apr 15: Sofia, BG – Live & Loud
Apr 16: Bucharest, RO – Quantic Club
Apr 17: Budapest, HU – ROBOT
Apr 18: Geislingen, DE – MieV
Apr 21: Prague, CZ – Rock Cafe
Apr 25: Dobeln, DE – KL17
Apr 27: Nijverdal, NL – Cult Art Shop
More dates to be announced soon
Purchase tickets here: http://imonolithband.com
IMONOLITH are a collective of heavy-hitting players at the top of their game: drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Brian ‘Beav’ Wadell (Devin Townsend Project), Jon Howard (Threat Signal), guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) and Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush). In addition to Johannes Eckerström, State of Being also features a special guest appearance from Jens Kidman (Meshuggah).
State of Being is now available to pre-order/pre-save here: https://lnk.to/stateofbeing.
State of Being track-listing:
1. State of Being (intro)
2. Becoming The Enemy (feat. Johannes Eckerstrom)
5. The Mourning
8. The Reign (feat. Jens Kidman)
9. We Never Forget